About Our Improvement Stories
At Danbury Hospital, we are committed to delivering the highest quality care in the safest way possible. We constantly strive for improvement in all we do. We invite you to read some of our success stories:
- Danbury Hospital’s advanced quality awards as a primary stroke center
- Danbury Hospital’s recognition as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission
- Danbury Hospital named one of the “Most Wired” hospitals in the efficient use of information technology
We use Performance Measures to guide our improvement efforts in specific areas. We also put into place special programs and practices to keep patients safe. Our services include:
- Hospitalist program
- Computerized physician order entry
- Electronic medical records
- Rapid response teams
Stroke Center Award
In 2015, Danbury Hospital and Norwalk Hospital earned both The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval and the Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA).
Top Performer Award
Danbury Hospital has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in the United States. The Top Performer program recognizes hospitals for improving performance on evidence-based interventions that increase the chances of healthy outcomes for patients with certain conditions – including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children's asthma, stroke, venous thromboembolism and perinatal care – as well as for inpatient psychiatric services and immunizations.
Most Wired Hosptial
Most Wired hospitals are those that meet a set of rigorous criteria across four operational categories and have made tremendous gains by using IT to reduce the likelihood of medical errors. As the nation's healthcare system transitions to more integrated and patient-centered care, hospitals are utilizing information technology to better connect care providers, according to the 16th annual HealthCare's Most Wired Survey, conducted by Hospitals & Health Networks. Both Danbury Hospital and Norwalk Hospital were once again designated as "Most Wired" by this prestigious publication.